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Potato, sausage, and corn chowder

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Me too.

So Hallelujah, I’m gonna spare you my personal drama and just let you check out the recipe.

Potato & Kielbasa chowder

This is a satisfying & easy recipe for a Potato & Kielbasa Chowder! It’s a family favorite.  A wonderfully flavorful recipe that is perfect for a chilly evening.  We particularly like it on a cosy night while there is football or basketball in the air and a beer on hand.

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 8 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 16 oz. Kielbasa sausage
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar or Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup heavy cream (or half & half)
  1. In a 6 quart Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium high heat.

  2. Add the onion and garlic. Sauté for 3-4 minutes until the onions are translucent and slightly golden. Be careful to not let them get too brown.

  3. Add broth, water, potatoes, corn, sausage, bay leaf, thyme, and pepper. Stir to combine.

    Bring to a boil.

  4. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and let cook over low-heat for 35-45 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender.

  5. Discard the bay leaf.

    Add the shredded cheddar cheese and cream to the soup and stir to combine and melt the cheese.

  6. Serve and enjoy!

To lower the calories, easily substitute half & half for the cream, and a turkey kielbasa.